American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute BooksAmerican Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books

American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books

Descriptive Summary

Title: American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books
Creator: American Turpentine Farmers Association
Dates: 1936-1999
Extent: 4.0 volumes
Collection Number: RBRL/026/ATFA
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Judge Harley Langdale of Valdosta, Georgia, along with 900 other men from the Southern turpentine industry established the American Turpentine Farmers Association (ATFA) in March of 1936. ATFA was formed to represent the interests of gum naval stores factors, producers, and dealers in the United States "turpentine belt" (Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas). Activities of ATFA document the interconnection of land use and environmental stewardship to the broader issues and policies of modern Georgia's rural development. The American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books provide the administrative record of the organization. The minute books are available online at http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/atfa/.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Judge Harley Langdale of Valdosta, Georgia, along with 900 other men from the Southern turpentine industry established the American Turpentine Farmers Association (ATFA) in March of 1936. ATFA was formed to represent the interests of gum naval stores factors, producers, and dealers in the United States "turpentine belt" (Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas). Activities of ATFA document the interconnection of land use and environmental stewardship to the broader issues and policies of modern Georgia's rural development. The American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books provide the administrative record of the organization.

The minute books are available online at http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/atfa/.

Scope and Content

Four volumes of meeting minutes produced by the American Turpentine Farmers Association Board of Directors from 1936 to 1999.

Organization and Arrangement

The volumes are arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2010.


Related Materials

Access Points

American Turpentine Farmers Association Cooperative.
Minutes.
Naval stores industry--Georgia.
Naval stores industry.
Turpentine industry and trade--Georgia.

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Related Collections in Other Repositories

American Turpentine Farmers Association Papers, Georgia Agrirama, State Museum of Agriculture, Tifton, Georgia.

USDA History Collection, Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.

J. Aubrey Smith Collection, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia

Harley Langdale Papers, The Langdale Company, Valdosta, Georgia.

Georgia Forestry Association Papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

Southern Forest Institute Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

Georgia Forestry Commission, record group 64, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia.

Naval Stores Collection, MS 2202, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.